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Exclusive! Yeh Meri Family actor Rajesh Kumar: ‘I love to experiment with every character I play’

The actor plays the protagonist in Amazon miniTV’s new web series, Yeh Meri Family Season 2, also starring Juhi Parmar

Exclusive! Yeh Meri Family actor Rajesh Kumar: ‘I love to experiment with every character I play’
Rajesh Kumar
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 02.40 PM, May 29, 2023


Actor Rajesh Kumar - who is best remembered for his comical character, Rosesh Sarabhai, in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai - plays the leading man in Amazon miniTV’s new web series Yeh Meri Family. The actor recently shared his views about web series and what are the things that he keeps in mind before signing a project.  

In an exclusive conversation with OTTplay, Rajesh said, “I think it is not just about me working or being choosy about a project, it is also about the number of projects coming my way. I have been working in television series all these years, and it is a great place. The industry has given us name, fame, constant work and money. Now, web series are a different space, where the makers have to show faith in actors like us.”

Asked if he has any set parameters for signing a project, the actor said, “If a story is interesting and the character is exciting, I am always ready to take up the project. I am quite choosy about my characters and their positioning in the narrative. I love to experiment as an actor with every character and I work on them with great detail. From voice and body language to mannerisms, I work on each aspect of a character and build them from scratch. So far, I have played around 37 different characters on-screen. In the last eight months, I have done seven different characters. This is how I experiment. The web is an interesting space, but our audience will see me based on how exciting offers are coming my way. Otherwise, honestly speaking, it does not take much for a performer to become outdated. I am constantly working on my craft.”

Rajesh started his career with the TV serial Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka. He received a lot of love for his character Rosesh Sarabhai in the sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. He also won the TV show Comedy Circus Kaante Ki Takkar.

Directed by Mandar Kurundkar, Yeh Meri Family also stars Juhi Parmar, Hetal Gada, Anngad Maaholay and Veena Mehta, among others.